Plant Manager

US Silica Seagraves, TX
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000, is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry, and in a wide range of industrial applications. Over its 117-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 260 products to customers across our end markets. The Company currently operates nine industrial sand production plants and eleven oil and gas sand production plants. The Company is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland and also has offices located in Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas.

The Plant Manager will be working in the plant as well as the office environment, requiring infrequent travel between other plants, periodic visits with customers, suppliers, public officials, community groups, and related trade/industry associations. The Plant Manager needs to have a sense of urgency and responsiveness, any issues that may arise need to be resolved quickly.

Job Functions:

* Directly supervise department managers for the operation and indirectly responsible for 100+ person hourly workforce

* Effectively and economically meet safe production, product quality, and operating requirements per company policies and procedures in a sustainable manner

* Oversee the preparation and review of and compliance with the annual plant operating and capital expenditure budgets

* Manage to completion majority of capital improvement projects

* Assist in the development of short and long range goals and objectives for the operation

* Drive the implementation of operational excellence initiatives that will lead to world class results


* Bachelors' Degree: Engineering, Business MBA a plus

* Minimum of 5 years of experience in management

* Knowledge of mining and processing of industrial minerals preferred

* Basic knowledge of the function of mineral processing equipment preferred

* Lean and Maintenance Excellence experience preferred

Additional Qualifications

* Organization

* Must be knowledgeable of industrial management, mining, or processing methods and procedures

* Must be skilled in addressing personnel issues (such as identifying training needs, performance measurement, motivation, and skills development), able to identify skillset requirements at plant operational levels, and organize Human Resources to obtain optimum efficiency and results

* Cooperation

* Must be able to develop and sustain an atmosphere of cooperation between salaried and union employees, customers, and community leaders while maintaining the objectives of the operation

* Problem Analysis –

* Ability to identify root causes of industrial and organizational problems and then utilize recognized problem solving skills to solve and implement effective solutions

* Creativity

* Must have the creative ability to recognize and solve complex operational problems and develop innovative solutions to the operation's needs

* Knowledge Area

* Extensive knowledge in mining and mineral processing, including grinding and packaging

* Skilled in advanced (Lean) manufacturing techniques

* Experience managing in a union environment

* Strong organizational and human relations skills to effectively interact with internal and external parties

* Must be an effective communicator – both verbal and written

* Knowledge of accounting systems and financial management analysis is important

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